Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for vector type design and illustrations, with a lot of features and work well with other Adobe applications. Adobe Illustrator has high learning curve, although the interface is quite similar with Photoshop the command and how you interact with the tools is quite different. There are numerous Adobe Illustrator tips all over the net, and here we are listing the best Adobe Illustrator tips to get you started or learn more to improve your skill and make your works faster.
Better Round Corner
Rounded Rectangle tool is pain in the ass, there is now live edit. Once you created a rounded rectangle there’s no goingback, you have to recreate it. Use Effects > Stylize > Round Corners… instead to make an editable round corner. You can edit the round corners value by double clicking the Effects on Appearance palette.
Change Color Mode Quickly
In color palette you can change color modes by pressing Shift key while clicking the color bar.
Pick Color from Gradient
When using color picker on a gradient, the color picker will copy the gradient instead a color. To copy the color press Shift, this is also works on raster image.
Use symbol for repetitive objects
Convert any repetitive objects into symbols to save your valuable time. Symbol are editable by double clicking the symbol, any changes are made, will reflected into all objects.
Selecting multiple objects in Illustrator is essential to productivity. One of the best selection features in Illustrator is Save Selection.
How do you make a gradient bend to the shape you are creating? The answer is in Illustrator’s under-used Blend tool. This tutorial will show you how.
Bittbox listed 17 useful tips to speed up your drawing in Adobe Illustrator, you have to check it out.
Tutorial on how to use Live Trace feature.
A very detailed article about how to design Typography with Adobe Illustrator tools.
Description about various Type tools in Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator’s Paragraph Styles help you set your type in many different ways.
Use Pucker and Bloat to the max, here’s how to use it to create interesting shapes.
In Adobe Illustrator you also can use scatter brush to create interesting random objects.
List of 7 tips and tricks what you can do that you might not know in Adobe Illustrator
This is the sequel of the above articles.
This is how to crop image before you save.
Great tips how to mixing colors in Adobe Illustrator to make vivids illustrations.
Collection of menu tips in Adobe Illustrator that you might miss.